Reinforced concrete (RC) deep beams are structural members characterized by relatively small shear span to depth (a/d) ratios. Sectional analysis as well as design procedures are not valid for these members due to the complex interaction of flexure and shear. The strut-and-tie method (STM) has been widely accepted and used as a rational approach for the design of such disturbed regions (D regions) of reinforced concrete members, where traditional flexure theory cannot be used. The flow of stress is idealized as a truss consisting of compressive struts (concrete) and tension ties (reinforcing steel) transmitting the loads to the supports. Usually, STM considers only equilibrium. Hence, there is no unique solution for a given system, as one can find more than a single truss geometry admissible for a given force field. Therefore, the model which gives the maximum capacity can be considered as the most appropriate one. This paper attempts to predict the ultimate strength of deep beams failing in diagonal compression as well as tension, from the experimental database available in literature based on STM. A modified approach has been used, considering the crushing and splitting failures of the diagonal strut separately. Crushing failure of the diagonal strut has been predicted using a plastic Strut-and-tie model with varying compression zone depth. A localized STM has been considered to predict the splitting failure of the diagonal strut.